Renal Adenocarcinoma Associated With Multiple Simple Cysts

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  • THE MOST effective procedure for evaluation and treatment of a newly discovered renal mass lesion has been a topic of controversy for many years.1-5 Following the discovery of an asymptomatic renal mass with excretory urography, some authors have suggested that echography be used to determine if the mass is of solid or cystic composition. Based on the echographic characteristics, solid or complex lesions are then evaluated by angiography, and cystic lesions are evaluated with cyst puncture, cystography, and chemical and cytologic analysis of cyst fluid.1,2 Although the nonoperative evaluation of an asymptomatic renal mass has a reported diagnostic accuracy of approximately 97%,1,2 there has been continuing debate about the nonsurgical evaluation differentiating between benign cysts and renal adenocarcinoma.1-3,5 Others have stressed the importance of surgical exploration of documented avascular renal masses3,5 and have described patients with cystic renal lesions who have undergone full radiological and. © 1981, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Navari RM; Ploth DW; Tatum RK
  • Start Page

  • 1808
  • End Page

  • 1809
  • Volume

  • 246
  • Issue

  • 16